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from Medical News Now article A doctor has died of a heart attack at the age of 91 after a bout of pneumonia, it has been revealed.

Dr Richard Kelleher was born in 1891 in Birmingham, the son of a mill worker and his wife.

He was educated at Birmingham Grammar School and then received a doctorate at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, where he was also a lecturer.

He died on Monday.

Dr Kellehards medical career had been interrupted by the First World War, which left him with a permanent scar above his right eye, which he was forced to conceal for nearly two years.

The family home in Birmingham was in ruins in the 1940s, with the family home demolished in 1956.

In the 1960s he worked as a GP at Birmingham’s Royal Hospital, but his wife died in 1975.

He spent most of his career as a consultant in a private practice, and was the president of the American Society of Cardiology from 1972 to 1976.

A spokesman for the hospital said he was known for his work as a cardiac surgeon and a lecturer on pulmonary physiology.

Dr Michael Condon, of the Birmingham Hospital, said Dr Kellehart’s death was “a loss to the medical profession, a loss to his community and his family”.

“He was known as a highly respected and caring man who had a long and distinguished medical career,” he said.

“The Royal Hospital of Birmingham, like other local hospitals, will mourn his loss and will provide all appropriate support to the family.”

Dr Killehards funeral will be held on Tuesday at 11am.